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Robert Lavin

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  1. Evening All, Climber available to work in the Newcastle area on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays I hold Maintenance, Cross-Cutting and Felling, Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue, Aerial Cutting, Woodchipper and Arb Groundworker. I'm also IRATA Level 1 (with own PPE) if that's any use to anyone. CSCS, but PTS has lapsed (happy to renew if there's enough work to make it worthwhile). Own arb PPE and most climbing gear but I've recently been relieved of my spikes. Currently bereft of saws as well, they went wherever the spikes went. Let me know if there's anything I can help with. Newcastle based. Contact me through here, [email protected] or on 07919537433. Thanks you, Rob.
  2. Can't find the serial numbers at the moment. Sadly not written down but there might be photos somewhere. Just to add, with respect to identifying the saws in case you see them: One CS-2511TES had a metal exhaust cover, Oregon bar and is running a 3/8" chain. Probably running a bit rough since it was on my "to fettle" list. The other CS-2511TES has a pretty new Echo bar and is running a 1/4” chain. It's also had a muffler mod. The T540XP is stock apart from a Sugihara bar. The 550XP is stock.
  3. The post I hoped never to make... Small fry in comparison to some of the other stolen kit on here but just in case you get offered some kit in the North East / Newcastle area... I'm missing Two (2) Echo CS-2511TES, one with a metal exhaust cover One Husqvarna T540XP One Husqvarna 550XP A pair of Stein spikes Assorted krabs and things Keep your eyes peeled! Rob.
  4. Thanks Mark, T'other Mark has been in touch 👍🏼.
  5. Just to add my two-penneth... I've just been quoted 21 week lead time for a clutch plate for a 2511 top handle. I don't know if that's code for "we're never making any ever again". I don't suppose anyone knows where I can get one from? Love the saw, but things break (or get lost...) and to have it sat on the bench for the best part of six months is an invitation to buy / use something else.
  6. Morning All, A bit of a repeat of a post from March (before it all went a bit strange...) I've recently moved to the North East and I'm looking to start populating my contact list and build up work again. I hold Maintenance, Cross-Cutting and Felling, Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue, Aerial Cutting, Woodchipper and Arb Groundworker. I'm also IRATA Level 1 if that's any use to anyone. CSCS, but PTS has lapsed (happy to renew if there's enough work to make it worthwhile). I've got my own saws and PPE. Let me know if there's anything I can help with. Newcastle based. Contact me through here, [email protected] or 07919537433. Regards, Rob.
  7. Morning, I've recently moved to the North East and I'm looking to start rebuilding my contacts list and build up work again. I hold Maintenance, Cross-Cutting and Felling, Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue, Aerial Cutting, Woodchipper and Arb Groundworker. I'm also IRATA Level 1 if that's any use to anyone. CSCS, but PTS has lapsed (happy to renew if there's enough work to make it worthwhile). I've got my own saws and PPE. Let me know if there's anything I can help with. Newcastle based. Contact me through here, [email protected] or 07919537433. Regards, Rob.
  8. I was liking at those silver bull ones. That might be my solution. Thanks all.
  9. Hi Steve, It's a Butterfly (2 - if that makes a difference). Rob.
  10. Hello, Does anyone have any advice on making sure your first aid kit stays on your harness? I know you could use a krab, but I find it a bit dangly and snaggy. I've got one of those small Stein ones and the ineffectual velcro / popper combination in conjunction with the tree always means that the first aid kit ends up on the ground. Anyone got a fool proof way of making it stay put? Thanks, Rob.
  11. Hi Josh, ...and no-one's getting our souls right?☺ Rob.
  12. Hello All, There seems to be quite a few people looking for work on here so I thought I'd add to them. Available three or four days a week between Monday 9th April and the end of May. I hold Maintenance, Cross-Cutting and Felling and Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue, Aerial Cutting Woodchipper and Arb Groundworker. PTS and CSCS also. Let me know if there's anything I can help with. Bristol based but happy to travel. Would prefer not to spend too many nights away from home at the moment. Contact me through here, [email protected] or 07919537433. Regards, Rob.
  13. Does anyone have any recommendations for books for someone new to the trade? I'm thinking mainly about technical / biological / ecological stuff but I'd be interested to hear recommendations for anything tree related really. From "Arb Fiction" (which I can't imagine exists!) to nature writing or popular science type stuff. One that keeps being mentioned to me is "The Body Language of Trees". Happy to hear your suggestions. Thanks, Rob.
  14. Evening, Does anyone know who might supply or make small chainsaw gloves? Everywhere I've looked, medium (about a size 8) is the smallest I've found. I could really do with some smalls / size 7. Thanks, Rob.
  15. Thanks Mark. That simple eh? Wasn't expecting it to be that obvious, I was expecting it to be something like "it's a ii if your serial number is higher than xxxxxxx". Rob.
  16. Cool. Thanks. I'll keep you in mind at LOLER time. It'll be an initial inspection. Rob.
  17. Evening all, Bit of a geeky one this. Can anyone tell me if it's possible to tell a T540xp from a T540xp ii from looks alone? Failing that, does anyone know when the ii hit the streets? Thanks, Rob.
  18. Afternoon All, I'm looking for a LOLER inspector near Bristol. My tree gear doesn't need it yet but my IRATA kit does. Can anyone recommend someone and give me an idea of costs? Thanks, Rob.
  19. ...and you'd be right although training is on the way and I'm trying to get my head around what to look for afterwards. The question was geared more towards whether a light, rear-handled saw is practical whilst up a tree. Thanks.
  20. Ok, thanks. So it's the ability to operate it one-handed that's the key? ...and essential?
  21. Hello, I'm on the lookout for a saw to use climbing but, being new to this game, I'm after some thoughts and opinion from the collective Arbtalk mind. Top-handle saws seem to be a popular choice but I've also had suggested to me that a small rear-handled saw (think 12" MS 171/181) will be perfectly adequate. Any thoughts or experiences out there? I'm looking to buy used hence the question really. If money were no object then I'd just go out and buy a new top-handle but I'm not there yet. On a related note, anyone got something suitable that they're looking to move on? Doesn't have to be a runner; happy to fettle. Thanks, Rob.
  22. Hello All, I'm new to this game and looking to get a start in the industry. Currently hold Maintenance, Cross-Cutting and Felling and Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue. Woodchipper ticket should be arriving in early August with Aerial Cutting and Arb Groundworker coming later in the year. Bristol based but happy to work within a couple of hours drive. Have my own saw and climbing kit. Available from the start of August. Looking for any freelance work but particularly interested in some straight hand-cutting for now to build experience. Not scared of hard work and happy to start from the bottom but I can't work for free I'm afraid! 07919 537433, [email protected] or pm me on here if you've got anything you could use a hand with. I am working in areas of dubious phone signal over the next couple of weeks though, so emails might be a better / less frustrating way to get me. Thanks, Rob.

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